A new kids’ story from Plato & Co series written by Yan Marchand and illustrated by Yann Le Bras
The Ancient Greek philosopher, whom young readers already know from Salim Mokaddem’s Socrates in Love, now returns as a public figure: Yan Marchand’s book is based on Plato’s dialogue Gorgias, devoted to rhetoric.
This extraordinary story of his adventures offers an easy introduction to the life and ideas of the great thinker and encourages children to think and form their own opinions on serious matters like life and death, richness and poverty, dignity and justice.
What can rhetoric—the science of persuasion—teach us today and how can it be used for the greater good? Should one tolerate injustice or try and use physical force to put an end to it? What are Tartarus and the Fortunate Isles and where do baddies and good people go after they die? Once again, Socrates comes to help kids find answers to some of life’s most important questions.